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  1. Now that is something I’d sell my wife’s kidney for….
  2. Thought that those of you of a slappy persuasion might be interested in this - pictured at Camp Bestival yesterday. Not sure if this is a permanent switch back to the Jaydees, but it's good to see it get an airing...:)
  3. Love the facelift BC... :)

    1. TheGreek


      I'm using this view setting (note the first  option in orange) so it looks the same as the earlier version.



      I find change confusing....

  4. Just discovered Biarnel basses.... wow....

    1. DiMarco


      How It's Made: Making a bass guitar from scratch: Biarnel Iter 4TB - YouTube

      They look the biz! Can't say I'm thrilled by what I hear in any of the demo videos though - those seem to be rather generic sounding instruments.


    2. Rumple


      Not really a fan of the look of single-cuts but I do like those Akme fretless'

  5. There are some utterly astounding basses for sale on eBay right now, courtesy of He Who Shall Not Be Named....

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    2. Chienmortbb


      You have me intrigued. of whom of what do ye speak oh grassie and greek?

    3. Grassie


      I'm not sure I can say....:ph34r:

    4. hiram.k.hackenbacker


      I think we (probably me) may have said too much already 😬

  6. I saw "ver Leps" at Don Valley Stadium toward the end of their Seven Day Weekend tour in 1993, big one dayer with Terrorvision, Ugly Kid Joe, and Thunder on the bill. Great day out and my first stadium gig. Saw them again at Wembley Arena on the Slang tour in 1996 (or 97...?) and they were Ok, but it was a bit half-hearted.
  7. Best one? Too many to pick just one, but the first is usually very exciting so I'll plump for my first - Level 42 at the Hammersmith Odeon (as it was then), December 10th 1990, as part of their 15 night run. Can't say I've ever been to a gig that I would consider to be bad or the worst, but I saw Madness as the Isle of Wight festival in 2019, and man they were very disappointing. Came on late afternoon, I'm pretty sure they had all been on the ale, and everything was played S-L-O-W. Not like dreary or Lewis Capaldi dirge-like, but imagine something with the energy of One Step Beyond played a good 10bpm less than it should be. Half-arsed.
  8. My copy arrived yesterday, stuck it in the Bose and turned it up. Holy mother.... it sounds immense. Great production as well as Wolfgang's superb playing and singing. Recommended. Eddie did a good job.
  9. Someone on here had a Bantam Pat Badger signature prototype a few years ago, it was up for sale for a while and then someone snapped it up. I wish it was me...:(
  10. Great description.... 🙄
  11. I used to own an Aria electo-acoustic bass that I used in a jazz band a couple of years ago, but after I left the band I didn’t really use the bass much so I sold it. What I missed about it was the “go to” nature of it, in that I could just pick it up and have a noodle on it without the need to amplify it, so I started looking for another one. Came across these on Gear4Music’s site - at £130 I thought “why not?” I’ve always liked the Ovation style guitars, they’re a bit different to the usual stuff out there, and this looked more comfortable than my old Aria. Arrived today (after two weeks from ordering), was a little surprised at how little packaging there was inside the box considering its an acoustic instrument, but the bass is intact. First impressions: needed tuning and the truss rod tweaking as the action was a little high for my taste, the strings are incredibly bright (I think they are G4M’s own brand strings) but I was pleasantly surprised at how loud it is unplugged, machine heads are ok, seems to hold its tuning well, intonation is spot on as well. So far, so good. I’ve only played it amplified through my little practice amp and I can say that while the strings are new and fresh you do not need to touch the treble control at all, it’s too harsh. Boost the bass and add a touch of mid and it sounds great. Downsides? The usual - fret finishing is poor, and there is some neck dive while playing seated. I haven’t strapped it on yet because there is only one strap button on the bottom side, but I’m going to be using it at home for the most part, sitting down. All in all, for the money it’s a surprisingly usable acoustic bass. I’ll post some video at some point soon to give you a better idea of how it sounds. 😊
  12. Can't seem to find the FB page....
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